Day 113: No need to flush

Nkhata Bay appeals to the independent traveler and the accommodations in the area are simple, rustic, and eco-friendly. We’re staying at a lodge called Mayoka Village that has small chalets, dorms, and even places for people to pitch a tent. Up to now, both electricity and water have been sporadic so we’re happy when we…

Day 112: Christmas Day Dinner

We had noticed a couple of goats tied to the fence at the lodge but didn’t realize what was in store for them until the next day. On Christmas morning we watched the cooks prepare the giant barbecue pit and understood the fate of the unlucky animals. The delicious feast also included more than a…

Day 111: Banana Birthday (Pan)cake

We celebrated the Christmas Eve baby’s birthday with a giant banana pancake for breakfast and some R&R by the lake in the afternoon.  Despite the “slightly” burnt appearance, it tasted great and was big enough to fill both of our bellies.  It would have been better to share the occasion with our families but we’re…

Day 110: Is it really good luck?

Initially it was probably offered as a consolation, but for some reason it is still said to be good luck to be the unsuspecting target of bird droppings.  Well, Márcia has to be one of the luckiest people in the world because she can’t steer clear of feces flying from the sky.  The latest incident…

Day 109: A mango a day

Before we arrived in Malawi we heard that the people here are warm, friendly, and honest.  In our short time in the proud country we can confirm the description is true and are thankful to be around such a lively bunch.  On the way into town from our lodge, we’ve come across lots of smiles…